Saturday, December 31, 2005

This post at Wizbang! pretty much sums up my position on the Israel/Palestine conflict.
I've lived through and noted numerous cycles of the "Mideast Peace Process." They all seem to go the same way -- the world pressures both sides to talk. Israel makes concessions as "signs of good faith." They talk. A wonderfully intricate process is discussed. At the conclusion, people announce that "peace is at hand" and Israel makes more concessions. Then the Palestinians start backing away from their commitments. They cite numerous reasons why they can't abide by what they just agreed to. Meanwhile, they and the rest of the world press Israel to keep its commitments, and to continue on schedule. Then the terrorist attacks resume. Everyone urges Israel to "show restraint" (a demonstration that is usually measured in dead Israelis). Finally, Israel has enough and hits back, at which point they are blamed for "destroying the peace process" -- no one ever seems to note that every single step was taken by the Israelis, while the Palestinians did absolutely nothing. And those concessions the Israelis made? They're presumed permanent, and merely move the starting point for the next useless cycle.

Oh, yeah, and the fact that the Arabs are a bunch of cheating bastards whose weasel words are not worth the camel-shit paper that they are written on also tends to make me gravitate towards Israel.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Arabs are a bunch of cheating bastards whose weasel words are not worth the camel-shit paper that they are written on"

You can't say that!

Anonymous said...

"You can't say that!"

I think you'll find that he just did, and having worked with a large number of Arabs from across the whole of the Middle East I cannot but agree wholeheartedly.

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